I'm in the beginning stages of a 15 gallon (24"x12"x12") nano reef. I have the tank, some sand, and all the LR
I will need already, as well as a 24" 65W Satellite fixture. I need your advice about using an old filter that was given to me. It will save me a bit of money if I can use it, but if it will be detrimental to do so, then I would much rather get a new filter, or just some powerheads. It's an Aquaclear 300 (old model of the 70), and it was previously used for FW
. The problem is, I don't know if the tank it was used in was ever medicated. I've been told that this is a big deal if you are using an old tank, as the medications can leech out of the seals and harm inverts. But is it the same deal for a plastic filter, or can I soak it in some hot water, clean it up really well, and use it? I just want it to put LR
rubble into- I can't do the fuge mod because the tank will be on my bedroom dresser and the light will bother us at night.
I'd love to hear your opinions on this! 8)